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to -- addressed to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi. sources early on in the investigation were telling us that it was somebody from mississippi, from senator wicker's home state and the fbi bulletin that we have been reporting from that we obtained early today says the two letters that were sent were signed i am k.c. and i approve this message. k.c. may translate to kenneth curtis it is unclear when charges will be filed. whether it will be later tonight or tomorrow. but, again, to recap, several federal law enforcement sources say arrest has been made. kenneth curtis from tupelo, mississippi. we are gathering facts as quickly as possible. bill? >> bill: mike, throughout the day, you have been reporting that whomever was the person who mailed these letters apparently -- he was pretty well known among legislators there on the house and the senate side. s so doss this coincide with that information that you have tonight? >> it does. they said that this guy was a frequent letter writer to lawmakers here on capitol hill. federal officials through the washington. and, again, fr
obama indicate the presence of the poison ricin. three questionable packages will be sent to senate office buildings in the last 24 hours and numerous reports of suspicious letters one in michigan, one in arizona and two suspicious letter sent the phoenix office of u.s. senator jeff flake. parts of the building were evacuated but the letters are of no threat. this round of scares comes after two others this week. the suspicious letter a dressed to president obama was found at the same facility where a letter to senator roger wicker was found yesterday, a processing facility in suburban maryland where congressional mail is tested before going to the capital. an employee noticed a white substance on the letter and hazmat team was seen pulling up to the building. initial field tests for ricin showed mixed results. no one at the facility became ill. >> when preliminary tests are done, secondary -- and i suppose tertiary tests are made because of the need for accuracy and to be sure about what the substances might be. >> reporter: in a bulletin obtained by the "associated press" the fbi
poison ricin. those letters mailed to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi, again, man from mississippi has been arrested in the mailing of two letters that tested positive for ricin, the president obama and senator weicker. well, senate judiciary committee chairman claiming his committee will hold its fourth hearing on the new gang of eight immigration plan this friday. not so quick. it's actually the first hearing of just two that are scheduled in the legislation. the legislation. the senator got confused about which hearings. senator chuck schumer officially introduced to that to 30:00 a.m. the gang of eight claims they kept their promise to deliver legislation on tuesday since the senate remained in session. our next guest says if the gang of it really wants to persuade americans their series of border security they should rely on something other than statistics provided by department of homeland security. joining us now, co-author of a number of state anti illegal immigration laws. the kansas secretary of state. it to have you. i have to say, i think a gang of a le
involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being careful, they shut down a corridor. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison called ricin, one addressed to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another t
, the letter addressed to president obama is very stloor thimilar t sent to senator wicker. we don't know exactly what that is, if it's the envelope, the handwriting, the message inside, it's interesting what dana did say that bears commenting on. in the wake of 9/11, where it was weeks later, and there were the anthrax, this is a little different because you see the attack on monday, and we don't know if there is a connection here, but the letters being received on tuesday. the letter addressed to president obama received. so obviously very close in time, and because of that, because of that proximity in time, it certainly raises the question of whether these might be connected, although we certainly don't know at this point, carol. >>> brianna and dana, we'll come back to you. a letter addressed to president obama laced with an unknown substance was stopped at an off site facility. as you know senator quicker of mississippi received a letter yesterday that supposedly, maybe, investigators say may be laced with ricin. we'll have more on that and more. and also new developments in boston.
>> tonight on c-span, reaction on the gun debate from senate democrats and president obama. today the senate held a series of votes on gun legislation. there is a measure that would have expanded background check for all gun sales. it failed to get the needed 60 votes. several democrats talk about that boat shortly after it ote shortly after it happened. we will hear from harry reid. >> last week when we began debate on this bill, i indicated
word that comes after a letter sent to president obama and the u.s. senator have tested positively at least initially for the deadly poison ricin. we're just learning that president obama will deliver a statement on the gun control measure that just failed in congress. he will go to the white house rose garden. this hour we'll have live coverage of the president deeply disappointed because they have failed to pass these, even these modified background check expansion regulations. meanwhile, authorities are supposed to come out fairly soon to brief us on the latest investigation in the boston marathon bombings. we're getting conflicting word on when that might happen if in fact it will happen. but two sources do with knowledge of the investigation say authorities want to question a person seen on video, a person seen on video as a possible suspect in the attack. let's bring in our chief national correspondent john king. our security analyst as well. they're here. juliet will be walking in momentarily. john, let's update our viewers on what we know right now as far as the criminal in
to president obama as well as to u.s. senator roger wicker of mississippi. another u.s. senator also the target of a suspected letter although it has not been confirmed that second senate letter contained ricin. continuing our discussion with former u.s. ambassador to the u.n., john bolton. ambassador bolton, there have been concerns over the years, you know, that some of these states that don't necessarily see eye-to-eye with the united states, countries like iran and or north korea, might try some of these relatively crude methods to sow the seeds of disruption in this country to cause chaos and panic. do you see any indications this kind of thing is happening in this case? >> i don't think we have any evidence of that here but for many, many years, biological and chemical warfare has been called the poor man's nuclear weapon. it's not nearly as expensive to put together these programs. there are more states that have chemical or biological weapons perhaps than have nuclear programs. of course the risk is the perfect storm, putting one of these weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terr
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to bring it up again for a vote. president obama put the blame squarely at the feet of senate republicans. >> obama: families that know unspeakable grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders, not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> michael: the amendment's odds looked so dim that joe manchin took to the senate floor this morning to make background a national security issue, by tying it to the fbi's most-wanted terrorist. >> our gun laws are so outdated and so out of whack that even this person who wants to do damage and harm to every american, even this american has figured out how to exploit them to arm themselves and people like him in our country. >> michael: connecticut senator chris murphy saw the result coming from a mile away. last night he tweeted . . . murphy of course represents newtown. in the 241 days since the slaughter of 20 school children and six educators, at least 3,482 amer
to a senator, one sent to president obama. intercepted at a secondary facility. both containing a white powdery substance. the one sent to the senator preliminary tested positive for ricin. the one sent to president obama is also being tested right now. those who handled these letters are not showing any symptoms right now of being affected with some type of poison. this is from the wording that is in this fbi bulletin, both are postmarked out of memphis, tennessee. enclosed letters contain identical verbiage that include the phrase to see a wrong and unexposed it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. >> they prove that our proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. the american people will find those responsible for the attack in washington and the letter here the capitol. rich: the investigation continues in the washington, d.c. area. the investigation also continues in the boston area. they found a nylon blackberry, pressure cookers, bbs and nails. back to you. connell: a number of things for us to talk about. let's start before we get to the markets and matt welsh. we t
it seems to be a takeoff on political ads which say i am barack obama or senator wicker in this case and i approve this message. so that is the text of the letter that went apparently to both destinations senator wicker and president obama. or at least that was the intention, brianna mentioned, that neither of them got past the offsite mail facilities. in addition to that i should also let you know that since we last talked the senate sergeant in arms sent out a rather lengthy notice to all senators and staffers reminding them that they should not accept any sealed envelopes in their offices. and the reason he did that brings us to your first question, which is the activity that had been going on for several hours here. hallway in the russell building where i am right now was blocked off. two floors of the senate's hart office building were blocked off. and people were told to stay in their offices. and people were also evacuated -- at least the hart building, from the first floor. the reason is because what capitol police officials believe to be a man who was carrying a bag with some seal
in the senate and president obama said it was very important and he fought hard for it. we have joe manchin a-rating from the nra and pat toomey, agreeing. there are a hundred loopholes in it but some sort of background check. obviously this passed. >> the order of the senate. the vote on the vote, the nays are 46. under the previous order requiring 60 votes for the adoption of this amendment. the amendment is not agreed to. >> cenk: not agreed to. now of course 54 used to be a majority these days they just assume that you need to get to 60 because the republicans let's be very clear about this, filibustered this bill, a bill that 91% of americans agreed with. a larger number because 91% believe in background checks. the president was not happy about the circumstance. let's go to his reaction. >> i'm going to speak plainly and honestly about what's happened here because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support yet not happen? i've heard folks say having the families of victims lobby for this legislation was some how misplaced. a prop, somebody called it.
than two hours. but here we have two letters one sent to president obama and republican senator both intercepted at an off-campus processing center both testing positive for rice and that is what authorities are looking into right now. that takes between 24 and 48 hours to determine if that was present also filters that a second government facility show preliminary testing positive for ricin than a number of suspicious package and a letter alerts on capitol hill that have been cleared but still local offices of u.s. senators in different states reporting they have suspicious packages which could be common for a heightened state of emergency in the summary get a number of tourists that leave bags and packages even a kids leaving the backpacking and it creates panicked. it has become almost routine for a with a high incidence of security continuing as the investigation in boston continues. cheryl: following a few breaking news stories we are getting more breaking news and want to give this to use security officials have just now cleared the boston courthouse ordering staff attorneys an
of the gun- control debate, there were given little chance of passing. andbig hopes for obama senator schumer and members of the democratic leadership, expanded background checks, called the sweet spot of any gun-control deal, but coming to the floor today. every reed does not appear to have the votes. that's why he's going the dice. he's putting it host: on the floor 4:00 p.m. on c-span2, for our viewers interested in watching the vote. a series of nine votes. which senators are they targeting for votes? unfortunately, the pool of targets is really shrinking. there were looking at the republicans who last week voted to move to the gun bill. there was a republican filibuster of the gun violence legislation. a number of republicans defected. those were the guys on the target list. there were targeted by manchin also merits against -- also by mayors. saxby chambliss of georgia as well. yesterdayr came out to say he would vote against the bill -- against the amendment, rather. bob corker of tennessee was another person on the target list. he also came out against it. , thee democratic side targe
. tell your senator to listen to america's police instead of listening to obama. >> joining me now, the woman who broke this story, kelly o'donnell and kelly, i understand you've got more breaking news on this as well. >> craig, there is so much happening here, i've got a couple of things i want to tell you, first, on guns, we were first to report that kelly ayotte, republican of new hampshire, will be making it very difficult for those who are supporting manchin toomey to get that passed, but just seconds ago, we had a loud speaker announcement here at the russell senate office building where police say there is a suspicious package near the office of richard shelby and therefore, they are trying to clear the area. everyone here is on high alert because of what's happened in boston and because of what's happened with a ricin letter, a suspicious letter sent to roger wicker, republican of mississippi. off site, they detected as a mail facility, a letter that contained a white granular s substance that in an initial test proved to be ricin. work on that continues. where i'm standing
to president obama. this today after ricin was found in a letter addressed to republican senator roger wicker yesterday. press secretary jay carney was asked about the ricin mail to the president earlier this morning. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president that at a offsite mail facility was noticed to have contained a suspicious substance and tests were undertaken. the fbi has the lead in that investigation, of course, and has said in its statement that they will be conducting further tests to determine what the nature of the substance is. >> well, the fbi had their hands full with ricin letters. the capitol hill bomb squad was very busy today too. several suspicious packages were reported at these senate offices. senator carl levin democrat, richard shelby republican. jeff flake republican. joe manchin democrat. and most recently joe cornyn republican. all suspicious packages all have been cleared as safe. the level of anxiety over our safety is peeking not too dissimilar to those extremely tense days following 9/11. remember the rumors anthrax is in your building? people
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poisoned with iricin, which wer sent to president obama and senator roger wicker. eamon javers has the latest on the ricin scare. >> reporter: we've had a flurry of suspicious package incidents in washington here today. earlier today, the hallway right behind me here in the russell senate office building was actually closed off and a bomb squad moved in to investigate a suspicious package that was there. also, staffers received an e-mail alert, not to go anywhere near the third floor of the hart senate office earlier today because of a suspicious package incident over there. some members of congress reporting suspicious letters, including senator carl levin, who said that a letter was delivered to his saginaw, michigan, office. he said in a statement a minute ago that a staffer there has been sent to the hospital on a precautionary basis. that staffer hasn't developed any symptoms of ricin poisoning. and then, of course, over at the white house today, they said they had a suspicious package incident of their own as well. here's press secretary jay carney earlier today. >> there was
it live here on cnn, a very angry president obama blasted the senate for blocking an expansion of background checks for gun buyers in the united states. the vote in the senate, 54-46. but 60 votes were needed to pass this bill. >> a few minutes ago, 90% of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it's not going to happen. because 90% of republicans in the senate just voted against that idea. a majority of senators voted yes to protecting more of our citizens with smarter background checks. but by this continuing distortion of senate rules, a minority was able to block it from moving forward. all if all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but it effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence, so long as the american people don't give up on it. the fact is, most of these senators could not offer any good reason why we wouldn't want to make it harder for criminals and those with severe mental illnesses to buy a gun. there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do
liquid. >>> president obama will hold a press conference at 5:30 eastern following the failure of senate bipartisan plan on background checks. let's bring in nbc white house toernt kristen welker. what can you tell us what the president is expected to say at 5:30? >> reporter: karen, he's going to react to the fact that the manchin/toomey compromise was just defeated in the senate. and i expect we will hear him make similar arguments for expanding background checks to the ones that we have heard him make in the past. you'll probably hear him reference the fact that according to polls, 90% of americans actually support expanding background checks. this is a defeat, obviously, for toomey and manchin and the senators who supported this legislation. but it's also a defeat for president obama. he, of course, made enacting stiffer gun laws one of his key goals in this second term in the wake of the newtown tragedy. he has been traveling across the country, pressing for this. meeting with newtown families. of course, the newtown families came here. they were here on capitol hill all of last wee
, possibly that is still being tested, to president obama and to u.s. senator roger wicker. what had happened, at its off site mailing screening centers, authorities intercepted these letters. there were preliminary results saying they had tested positive for ricin. now authorities are looking whether or not they actually have. these tests usually take for final confirmation anywhere between 24 and 48 hours. so they're waiting on results of that. these are two letters the fbi says came from tennessee. so they continued their investigation there. meanwhile on capitol hill today, in a number of senate office buildings there were reports of suspicious packages, suspicious envelopes, suspicious packages being sent to state offices, local offices of u.s. senators. much of that has been cleared already. this is heightened sense of really, sensitivity here in washington, d.c. to watch out for all of these kind of things. u.s. capitol police and authorities are asking staff and lawmakers to be ever vigilant here. so far this seems to be the by-product of that. what we're really looking at now, those
suspicious letters addressed to president obama and republican senator roger wicker and law enforcement sources say they have a person of interest, so we expect the investigation is moving forward. it's important to note both of these letters were stopped at offsite facilities, so they did not get close to the white house or the united states capitol. at the white house, jay carney says the president's been briefed and offered this update. >> the f.b.i. has a lead for determining whether a suspicious powder is a dangerous substance such as risin. and those take place at accredited facilities and they take a certain amount of time, as the f.b.i. has indicated. these procedures are in place. the procedures are effective and in operation now and we are in the midst of that process, which the f.b.i. is your taking at this time -- undertaking at this time. >> heightened security has brought heightened security activity on capitol hill, suspicious package was delivered to the office of alabama republican senator richard shelby. it was cleared. the bomb squad was sent to the heart senate offic
obama and mississippi senator roger wicker have initially tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison. we should point out the initial tests are sometimes inaccurate but they did create an evacuation in the senate today. i want to bring in chief white house correspondent jessica yellin at the white house and chief congressional correspondent dana bash on capitol hill. jessica, let's start with you. what is the white house telling us about this letter to president obama? i know it didn't actually arrive at the white house, but what do we know about the substance in this letter? >> jake, well, we know first of all that they are -- the fbi and the secret service are continuing to investigate and conducting further tests on this letter. they say that they had protocol set up for exactly this kind of incident and this is the exact standard incident that they, you know, protocol they set up after 9/11. the letter contained a message that was parallel to the same message that was in a letter sent to senator wicker. it said, quote, i am -- it said to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a s
to be contained in receipters sent to president obama and a republican senator did test positive as ricin. further tests are being done. it's a poison sometimes lumped in with other agents and it can be deadly. abc news reporter with more now from washington, d.c.. >> in malmaryland letter was suspicious substances were discovered tlrk news comes that a letter to be delivered to the white house tested positive for ricin. >> any time a suspicious powder is located it's tested at remote sites to mitigate risk to recipients and general population. >> positive results came from tests in the field. all leters being tested again in a laboratory to get another result. in a statement fbi says the investigation into these leters remains ongoing and more leters stay mai still be received. there is no indication of a connection to the attack in boston. sources say they're postmarked out of memphis, tennessee dated april 8. a source says the mess message reads to be wrong and not expose it is to be a silent partner to its continuance, i am kc ask a prove this message. >> boy like to congratulate for this thre
one, though it is a round he lost. after the senate voted down one of president obama legacy items a spectator shouted shame on you as vice-president biden tryied to bring the chamber back to order. >> knowing they were likely to fail biden declared in a google hang out they will prevail eventually. >> a lot of guys and women say i will have to look the nra and gun groupps in the eye. that's true. you also have to look the parents in the eye. >> republican senator rand paul said the president overplayed his hand by using the newtown family. >> it is still saddens me to see them . i think that in some cases, the president used them as props and that disas me. >> that drew a sharp rejoinder from jay carner. >> the newtown families are not re because of the president but they are here because their children were murder asking the senate to do something common sense. >> senator joe manchin is the democrat partner with pat toomey. the west virginia pled with republican colleagues and handful of conservative democrats to help him reach the 60 votes. >> i understand the political stakes f
from the 58% in january just after the shooting in new town, conn. >> president obama is urging the senate to move quickly on a comprehensive immigration overall drafted by a bipartisan group of senators. obamas says the bill is a compromise measure that nobody will get everything he wants, including him. but he says it is largely consistent with his own principles for immigration reform. the center's plans to formally introduce the bill tuesday after months of behind-the- scenes negotiations. it would create a 13 year pact to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the u.s. illegally, but only after steps taken to secure the border. it would also remake the nation's legal immigration system. >> a live look on this wednesday. at the bay bridge toll plaza. clear skies this morning. your weather is coming up just after the break. >> good morning everyone. welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. >> the time is 415 and a mild start the weather center was talking about issuing a frost advisory for our interior valleys. temperatures will dip into the '30's but we are actually wa
ammunition clips and those measures are not expected to pass. senator chuck schumer is meeting with president barack obama and the president issued a statement supporting the bill and urging action. this would make a path for illegal citizens to become legal and they will focus on boarder security. >>> two lawsuits challenge the state law. now the controversial therapy has been designed to make this straight and has been out loud. they blocked the ban on conversion therapy in december until they can hear full arguments on the issue. >>> a pedestrian was killed while trying to walk across near the san pedro exist. the man was hit by two vehicles, one after another. the driver of the first car immediately pulled over and the second driver immediately left the scene. >> it is a nice looking drive coming to the pay gates. if you are driving on the peninsular highway 101 and 280, that traffic does look good. let's go to steve. >> more spring snowstorms, and in calistoga 39 and look at lakeport, a breeze in the 50s and most locations are seeing 35 and at the napa airport 32. san francisco 57 and th
packages doesn't appear to be related to the letters sent to senator wicker and president obama with what appears to be the poison ricin. i want to emphasize that what i just said, they do not believe because as you've been saying, wolf, and it's important to underscore everything is fast moving. we are getting information as law enforcement officials are and they're trying to figure out what the genesis of this is, what the source is and i don't think anybody really has a true idea of what's related to other incidents and what isn't. >> so many fears, so many suspicions only a couple days after the terrorist bombings here at the boston marathon and now these suspicious letters may be laced with this poison ricin, may be laced with this poison ricin reminds me, i assume a lot of our viewers out there, the anthrax-laced letters that occurred shortly after 9/11. it may simply be coincidental. we don't know. there's so much we don't know. we're waiting for this white house briefing, jay carney, the white house press secretary supposed to have started this briefing about 20 minutes or so ago.
that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. one addressed to president obama. one addressed to senator roger wicker of mississippi. they were intercepted before they got to their destinations. preliminarily testing positive for ricin. it takes 24 to 48 hours says the fbi to confirm it was ricin and that is something they're working on right now. a bit of a scare here in washington today as suspicious packages were reported in a number of different corners of senate office buildings. since that time after the initial care, all those packages and letters have been cleared. there are reports of suspicious letters being sent to a number of senate state offices. some of those have an about cleared. others are under investigation right now. also looking forward to tomorrow when president obama heads to boston for a memorial service. back to you. melissa: that's a lot. rich edson, thanks so much for that update. so as you know the boston marathon bombing sending shockwaves throughout our nation. we are still reeling from the death and destruction. joining me, kevin miles, a former fbi bomb technician and
leader harry reid voted no. that's procedural so he can vote to reverse the vote. it's a senate technique. president obama will be making remarks in the rose garden right there at 5:30 eastern, a few minutes from now. casey hunt and howard fineman. casey, you and i have been -- you've been helping me on the phone the last couple of days. it looks to me a pretty dreary result in that it looked like it was moving up before the horror in boston a week or two. i'm not sure, did it ever look to you like it was going to reach 60 and then fell back? or was it never really close enough to 60 to make it? >> the point at which we -- the mood up here said that it could reach 60 was really that vote that they held to start debate on the gun bill. that got more republican votes than folks up here had expected. it's kind of been a downhill slide ever since then. this coat, there were many more republicans this time around as you just showed who voted no on manchin/toomey at the end of the day, even though they voted to start this debate. >> then it goes back to howard and i. howard, you don't think tha
. >>> and time now for a look ahead for you. tonight president obama once again has dinner with lawmakers, this time with 12 democratic senators. the white house says the president is building support for his proposals on the budget, guns and immigration. >>> and in illinois, a funeral will be held for a u.s. diplomat killed in afghanistan. 25-year-old anne smedinghoff died in a suicide bomb april 6th. >>> natalie morales is live in boston after the deadly marathon attack. and more of savannah's exclusive interview with president obama. keep it on this channel for more news, weather and sports. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching "early today" just your first stop of the day on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> she with was all smiles. couldn't have had a better daughter. >> as police continue to search for answers, we're learning new details this morning about the three people who died in the bombings in boston. we'll bring you the latest next. >> plus, we'll update you on the condition of the young martinez b boy. >>> outage affecting all of south santa clara county. when things c
, united states senator, electing barack obama, united states senate, and eventually electing barack obama, president of the united states of america. always more than a radio, it belonged to the community, was the heart of the community. so i congratulate melody spann cooper and all of those who made wvon what it is today. the voice of the nation. i thank you, mr. speaker, and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until noon today. and in the senate at this hour, work continues on gun control legislation. they will take a series of amendment votes beginning at 4:00 p.m. eastern. the first one on the manchin-toomey amendment, dealing with expanding background checks for those seeking to purchase a gun. the a.p. writing this morning that bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the senate approaches a long-awaited approach on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. that's from the associated press. and senator manchin said on nbc, we will not get the votes today
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as a finger point at the obama administration. it was answered by california senator dianne feinstein who said in effect, wait a minute, there have been lots and lots and lots of terror plots since 9/11 thwarted by federal officials. this is not the rule, whatever happened at boston. point two, gun control suddenly will lurch to the forefront here in washington, pushing boston at least in this town off of front runner. the big vote on the post newtown gun control measure due, and this is a surprise, tomorrow. from the capital, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> we'll be watching that closely as well, thank you, steve. >>> today we learned more about the makeup of the bombs used in the attacks in botch. they're called pressurer cooker bombs. explosive material that's packed inside a pressure cooker and then set off. inside the bombs were nails, bb bullets, ball bearings and shards of metal that were spewed into the crowds when they exploded. this type of bomb is seen in afghanistan, india and pakistan. an al qaeda magazine recently published instructions on how to make one. investigato
control debate, they were iven little chance of passing. so the big hope for obama and senator schumer, a member of the democratic leadership, who called expanded background checks the sweet spot of any sort of gun control deal, that's coming to the floor today and reid does not appear to have the votes. that's why he's rolling the ice. host: a series of nine votes. who and which senators are they targeting for votes at this point? guest: unfortunately for them the pool of targets is shrinking. they were looking at the republicans who last week voted to move to the gun bill, there was a republican filibuster for gun violence legislation, and a number of republicans defected and those were the guys on the target list. they were targeted by not only mafrpbl and toomey but outside groups like mayors against illegal guns and one by one they've come out against the proposal. we're talking about senators and eff flake of arizona others. dean heller of nevada was someone who was on the target list. and who just yesterday came out to say he would vote against he bill. bob corker also came out
. the measure to be voted on today would expand background checks. >>> the senate is expected to hold hearings this week on a sweeping new immigration bill. republican senator john mccain and democratic senator chuck schumer outlined the bill to president obama tuesday. the legislation drafted by four democrats and four republicans would provide a 13-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in this country. it would also create new visa programs for skilled workers. >>> and they say parting is such sweet sorrow. an airport worker delivered his resignation letter on this cake. it went viral when his brother posted it on twitter. he's leaving to form what else? his own cake shop. try our delicious new freshly made lunch pizzas on our house-baked pan crust served with soup or salad and made to order. chili's new $6 lunch break combos. more life happens here. then you'll love lactose-free lactaid® it's 100% real milk that's easy to digest so you can fully enjoy the dairy you love. lactaid®. for 25 years, easy to digest. easy to love. before i do any projects on on my own.st at angie's lis
to the senate and a suspicious letter sent to president obama. >> reporter: we're live at san jose international airport where construction of a new terminal is expected to begin soon. we'll tell you what that has to do with google. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a show in one room then start playing it in another. and...i'm talking to myself... [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> welcome back. a family in hayward who lived in this house, escaped an early- morning house fire just an hour ago. the fire engulfed the family car and then spread to the garage. the man who was already upper why i getting ready -- up getting ready for work was able to get his family out of the house. >>> the u.s. senate scheduled to vote on new legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers. we don't know if supporters of the bill have the 60
letters are being tested. they're targeting senators, and we have learned president obama as well. we should calling there's always the possibility of fats positives in the initial screening machines. joining me -- pete, first to you, what are we learning about these letters and the possibility of ricin? >> the possibility is the word, andrea. sent from a single person in mississippi, authorities believe they know who has done this. they've questioned that -- and they're waiting to see what the results are on them. ricin is made from castor beans. we've seen this happen in the past, someone will grind up castor beans, put them in an envelope, and that will trip the indicators that are looking for ricin, sort of like the difference between opium and poppies. they come from the same thing, but they're not the same thing. so they have these preliminary tests that -- for the last decade, no mail goes directly to the white house or lots of other government buildings. they have these -- they can't know for certainly until it's cultured, then they'll examine it. there may be more than these
, thank you. >> thank you. >> president obama's nominee for labor secretary, thomas perez, has a senate confirmation hearing tomorrow after the g.o.p. report slams him for what they call a questionable deal. basically brokered between the city of st. paul, minnesota and the justice department. everybody does that; right? next guest broke the satisfactory a year ago about the case. joining us now "wall street journal" editorial board member. mary, you've been all over the story. it's so complicated, that's why no one's addressing it because they don't get it. >> yeah, well, i'll break it down. it's a very simple story. tom runs the state i think you're discriminating against minorities, pay me money. >> it's that simple. >> it's that simple. the banks pay up, and all the sudden the supreme court says we're going to hear a case that could completely invalidate the legal fear in doing that. he goes to the city of st. paul says you got to withdraw the case from the supreme court because i, mr. perez, my legal knowledge trumps that of the supreme court. it's not just this, tracy, but a bigge
alert right now with the news this hour that a letter addressed to president obama contained a suspicious substance. the letter was intercepted as a screening facility and initial tests show it could contain the deadly poison ricin. the fbi says it's very lard to a letter sent yesterday to senator roger wicker of mississippi. which also tested positive for ricin. a third suspicious package may have arrived at the office of alabama senator richard shelby. investigators do not currently believe there is a connection to the bombing in boston. meanwhile, law enforcement officials in massachusetts are combing through more than 2,000 tips, looking through photos like this one, shall shows a bag sitting by a mailbox before the explosion. it is unclear at this point whether or not the bag has any relevance, but appears to be near the center of the explosion. president obama will be in boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. for the loved once of those killed and maimed in the explosion, there is only confusion and many unanswered questions. joining me today here
.s. senate has rejected a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for people wanting to buy guns. it deals a blow to president obama's campaign to curb gun violence after the new town school massacre. mr. obama joined by relatives of the victims has just spoken from the rose garden at the white house. ben wright joins me now in the studio. what did he say? said theesident minority of the members in the senate have let the american people down. he was livid. there was a presque -- press conference by harry read in the last few minutes, too. they know that's the chances of gun reform in the wake of that massacre, they have died. they had hoped it would shift to back projects for people wanting to buy guns on the internet. numbers.not have the forry to pass, they needed 60 votes. that is the threshold in the senate. for it, 46 against. >> i understand that the president was calling members of the senate last week trying to get them to come on board with this gun legislation. we know the families of the new town victims have also been making their case for these background checks. 90
is because that happens to be the hometown or at least the area where senator roger wicker is actually from. now he of course was one of the intended recipients of the letter. the other was president obama which we learned earlier "tod e. we don't have much information about this man except that he was arrested. the thing i can tell you is that late yesterday when senators here in the capitol were briefed, one senator, senator claire mccaskell came out and told reports, that the initial suspicion was it was a man back in mississippi for lack of a better way to say it, harassing. and it's clear really within 24 hours they went and found him. >> and dan a, i know there were some other scares today, but this man from tupelo, mississippi, hometown of senator wicker's, this is the only person who is responsible for all of the letters, right? >> reporter: they believe so. they believe so. and i'm sorry, erin, literally as you were asking me that question, i looked down at my phone here and got another text from my source who said this was an fbi grab based on united states capital police informat
was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is not always our lieutenant governor, of course he needs to introducti
. barack obama is going to be out of office in three and a half years. he may be a lame duck if he loses the senate in 2014. isn't it time now that the republican party may bend a little and get back in the game with hispanic american voters. if you don't, you never going to prosper here. the demographics are set against the republican party. you got to bend here. >> that may or may not be true the demographics are moving against us. that is an instan us on legalization, they will be allowed to stay here legally until such time as this whole process. >> bill: they are not rounding people up people now. look, you say that may or may not be true. every single poll shows 75% of the hispanic voters are leaning democrat. if you are digging the heels and i'm never going to compromise on this issue, can kiss it goodbye. 25-30% of the voters are not going to vote for you. african-americans and hispanic americans. they are not going to vote for you? >> that is what the president told us in a closed-door session. he said you are never going to win another national election unless you do this. he s
substance was sent to president obama. it was intercepted. that substance testing positive for ricin similar to those sent to the hill including a letter sent to senator wicker. now we want it make this very clear. at this point in time investigators do not believe there's a connection between these letters and the bombing in boston. but offously giving the timing, it has just added to the here behind the scenes. president obama is scheduled to go to boston tomorrow with the first lady to attend a memorial service there. he will meet with the families of the victims and help that community which right now is in a state of healing. but again, senior admin strag officials confirming at this point in time per their understanding there has not been an arrest. tamron? >> all right, kristin, we will check back with you. i think michael is standing by at this point. michael, i want to go back to this video aired by whdh. the photo of the package along the route. there is a great amount of attention. tell me what people believe they are seeing here. >> first of all, that's circumstantial evidence. t
in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. president obama is having dinner tonight with a dozen of the senate democrats same way he's done with republican senators recently. twice before. on the menu for conversation tonight, gun control the budget and immigration reform. washington senator patty murray put the dinner together at the request of the white house. >>> tomorrow, the president heads to boston to participate in an interfaith service in honor of the three people killed and some 176 wounded after the two explosives went off at the marathon finish line monday in boston. cnn reporting now the lid from a pressure cooker has been found on the rooftop of a building at the crime scene. the fbi has confirmed at least one of the two bombs was made from a pressure cooker filled with explosives and things like ball bearings, nails and other lethal shrapnel. the other bomb was in some sort of container of metal consistency. it is not clear yet whether or not that too was a pressure cooker. investigators are using the pieces that they find to try and reconstruct the device. that in
the biggest chaungs to gun laws in 20 years. president obama called for this after the sandy hook school shootings. senators expected to vote on the bipartisan legislation which would expand background checks for gun buyers it could be doomed, they may not have enough votes on legislation. >>> britain says farewell to margaret thatcher, more than 2,000 mourners followed the military procession through the streets of lndandon. mark phillips joins us live from london. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. this was going to be a tense and controversial affair before boston. and concerns have ratcheted up even more because of boston. margaret thatcher was given a funeral with full military honors. her casket carried on a gun carriage to the cathedral. there were great concerns about security. the route lined with service personnel for ceremonial reasons and for reasons of security. there were 4,000 police -- extra police on duty because of it. and this was the first major state affair since boston. it attracted notable personalities and vips from around the world.
on the mail-ins. rich edison, what do you have? >> a letter went to president obama, this is from the justice producer, fox news' mike levine, in the bulletin, one letter sent to senator wickers that had preliminary tested positive for ricen. they are going through that. the analysis of the second letter sent to president obama is unknown. the bulletin goes on to say that both envelopes were postmarked out of memphis tennessee, april 8th, 2013, and enclosed in the letters, had identical language saying to see a wrong and not expose it is become a silent partner to its continuance. both letters signed i am kc, and i approve this message. identical letters sent to wicker, republican of mississippi, and president obama according to the fbi bulletin obtained by fox news. >> richard, we're reminded of the anthrax attack days after 9/11. i'm not suggesting a connection then or a connection now between boston and ricen, but the timing, the coi understand dense of that timing strikes me as very, very interesting indeed. rich edson with the latest there. appreciate it. thank you very much, indeed, sir
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